Christian Observer,  1 (1802), 503.

[Christian Burial in the Case of Suicide]





Mental Illness

    In a letter concerning whether or not those who commit suicide should be given a Christian burial, the writer states: 'I have also known of instances of clergymen refusing altogether to give Christian burial in such case notwithstanding a verdict of insanity. I should be glad to know what right a Coroner has to lay his commands on the clergy' (503).

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